Latmus (town)

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Latmus or Latmos (Ancient Greek: Λάτμος) was a town of ancient Caria.[1] It was a polis (city-state) and a member of the Delian League.[2]

Strabo writes that it was also known as "Heracleia below Latmus" (Ancient Greek: Ἡράκλεια ἡ ὑπὸ Λάτμῳ).,[3]

Its site is located near Heraclea ad Latmum, Asiatic Turkey.[1][4]


  1. ^ a b Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 61, and directory notes accompanying.
  2. ^ Mogens Herman Hansen & Thomas Heine Nielsen (2004). "Karia". An inventory of archaic and classical poleis. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 1126-1127. ISBN 0-19-814099-1.
  3. ^ Strabo, Geography, §14.1.8
  4. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

Coordinates: 37°30′08″N 27°32′19″E / 37.5023°N 27.5386°E / 37.5023; 27.5386